Daily Mail 
December 24, 2018
Apple has revealed its bi-annual transparency report  and it shows a sharp increase in government requests for user data.
Alongside the report, the iPhone maker unveiled a new interactive site that lets users review national security requests around the world.
The company is following in the footsteps of tech giants like Microsoft and Google, by providing more in-depth methods for its users to find out who wanted their data.
It also offered the raw data in a format that makes it easier for researchers to upload into software programs.
Apple said it received 32,342 device requests from the government, which is a 9 percent increase from the last reporting period.
Those requests sought to access 163,823 devices in the second half of the year.
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